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Grades 912. Measuring the Earth’s Temperature simplifies centuries of complex meteorological data and answers the question, “How do scientists know the temperature of the earth?” Highlights include how weather balloon launches work, the anatomy of a weather station, and how weather data is transformed into weather forecasts and is used to graph yearly temperature changes across the planet. Program is 29 minutes and includes downloadable teacher’s guide. Schoolwide subscription for 1 year.
Grades 912. Starting with temperature records collected over 100 years ago, Measuring the Earth’s Temperature takes the viewer from the earliest weather stations and balloon launches to a network of super weather stations constructed in the 21st century. Highlights include showing how weather balloon launches work, the anatomy of a weather station, and how weather data, using computers, is transformed into long- and short-term weather forecasts. This very same data is also used to graph yearly temperature changes across the planet. Measuring the Earth’s Temperature simplifies centuries of complex meteorological data and answers the question, “How do scientists know the temperature of the earth?” Program is 29 minutes long and includes 7 segments:
Also includes teacher’s guide for download. The subscription gives all teachers and students affiliated with the school access to this Ambrose streaming video content for 1 year.
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